Test. Plan. Train. Repeat.

Test. Plan. Train. Repeat.

  Parodying what some may call the generation ‘Y’ mantra – Eat. Sleep. Tan. Repeat, (or one its innumerable variants) this article examines the rigors Saudi Arabian employers now face when they wish to recruit a foreign national employee from outside of the Kingdom. Test. Plan. Train is tantamount to a 3 stage test that … Continue reading

Adamantine

Adamantine

ad·a·man·tine – Unable to be broken Last night was Father Son movie night in my home. I usually choose a movie I have already seen and that has an interesting life lesson associated with it. I like to discuss the movie after it is over to see what my son has observed about it. The … Continue reading

Impact on the lives of those who matter…

Impact on the lives of those who matter…

We felt thrilled upon learning that we will take part of ‘’Tadarab’’, the Deloitte Middle East internship program. Friends since our early years at university, we were excited to get on this new journey together! Although the main purpose of this internship was fulfilling a university requirement, we were able to gain real exposure to … Continue reading

The rise of the connected consumer

The rise of the connected consumer

Says to the cashier: “Hang on while I check reviews for this product”. Gets phone, checks amazon: 4 out of 5 stars. Good enough. Purchases product with shoppers waiting in line giving not so friendly looks at this unexpected delay. This has basically become me when confronted with any purchase and I’m fairly certain that … Continue reading

Communication, Communication, Communication

Communication, Communication, Communication

At the risk of stating the obvious, effective communication is the life blood of any successful family business. Having worked with many family businesses, we cannot stress enough that good communication is paramount for the success of the business and the wellbeing of the family. The importance of communication is often overlooked due to the … Continue reading

A boundless journey

A boundless journey

“Don’t stand still”[1]. This is what Cathy Engelbert, first female CEO at Deloitte, has uttered during one of her interviews. Needless to say this is exactly how I was during my first day of internship at Deloitte: I was too excited to just stay still. Friday, July 1st , 2016. Beirut, Lebanon. A young lady … Continue reading

The learning curve never ends

The learning curve never ends

The journey began on the 16th of May, as I was fortunate enough to embark on the Tadarab internship program for summer of 2016. First, we were all introduced to Deloitte and began to familiarize with its culture through the mini-Ahlan orientation. We got to meet our buddies, and were also shown the entire Beirut … Continue reading

Tadarab work, Tadarab life

Tadarab work, Tadarab life

  Forty-five days done. Three more to go. By end of this week, I’ll have officially completed my once in a lifetime journey with one of the biggest companies in the world. Tadarab didn’t only teach me how to be a good Auditor, but much more than that. Tadarab taught me how to behave in … Continue reading